DO NOT NOT WASH YOUR HAIR/ SUNBEDS/SWIMMING FOR AT LEAST 4-5 DAYS, THIS ALLOWS THE BONDS/TAPE/LINKS TO FULLY SET.
Use dry shampoo if your roots/hair gets oily. Tie hair in loose plaits or braids for sleeping. If you have had a fitting using pre-bonded hot fusion do not wash your hair for 2-3 days to allow the bonds to fully harden.
Washing your hair sooner than this may cause the bonds to become compromised – causing premature loss of extension strands &/or shedding.
When the extension hair is wet only use a wide tooth comb on your extension hair.
When the hair is dry only use a tangle teaser– this has been designed to ensure that the brush will not get snagged/caught.
Always support your extensions at the root with your ‘free’ hand when brushing – this prevents excess tugging on the extensions at the root.
Washing & Drying The Extensions:
Your extensions should be washed a maximum of 2-3 times per week. Before every wash you must make sure the hair is not tangled, and that you separate the bonds from each other at the root.
As your extensions start growing down you will experience matting at the roots if you do not separate the bonds at the root regularly.
Only ever use shampoo, conditioner and just as importantly heat protection that is specifically designed for use on hair extensions. Non-specialist products can cause dryness, tangling, shedding and compromise the bonds/tapes.
Use a smoothing action with the shampoo down the extension hair – never rub or use a scrubbing action as tangling/matting will occur.
Condition from the mid-lengths to the ends of the extension hair. Never apply conditioner on or
near the roots. Wash your hair upright (i.e in a shower). Never tip your head forward over a sink/bath to wash.
Once washed, conditioned and rinsed pat the hair dry with a towel – never use a rubbing/scrubbing action to dry
When hair is damp apply a hair extension heat protection serum. Dry the extension bonds themselves on a cool setting. Never use a hot setting to dry the bonds as this can soften and weaken the bonds over time.
Section your hair and blow dry a section at a time using a round vent or hair extension brush.
Avoid excessive pulling whilst blow drying.
Do not allow your hair extensions to dry naturally and never rough dry them.
Heat - Holidays - Sunbeds
If on holiday – never get your extension hair wet in either the pool or sea. This can cause extreme drying of the extensions and breakdown of bonds. Be aware that hair extensions can be prone to drying out when abroad due to a combination of different water types and intense sun If you have blonde shades of extensions then dis-coloration due to chlorine and/or sun creams can occur – so please be careful to avoid contact with chlorine or sun cream
Some water filtration systems abroad can cause light coloured extensions to go a slightly pink/orange colour